Patriots running back Rex Burkhead left Sunday’s loss to the Texans with a knee injury and the fear after the game was that he tore his ACL.
Confirmation on that initial diagnosis won’t come on Monday. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that Burkhead did not travel back from Houston with the team on Sunday.
“He didn’t travel back with us from Houston. He’ll be coming back soon. We’ll do tests and evaluate him when he gets back,” Belichick said, via Doug Kyed of NESN.
Related players: Damien Harris, James White, Sony Michel, J.J. Taylor, Jakob Johnson
The story said further evaluation of his injury won’t happen until he does return. Michel is rumored to be back soon and would join Harris and White in the Patriots backfield assuming Burkhead is going to miss some time.
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